CanSupport Organizes Bhishmotsav with G4S20 May 2016
New Delhi, May 20, 2016: CanSupport, a pioneer in the field of palliative care, is staging five short plays written by Bhisham Sahni, acclaimed Hindi playwright and fiction writer. All funds raised from the event will go into CanSupport’s free home based palliative care service for terminally-ill.The director of the plays are Seema Bhargava Pahwa and the illustrious cast includes Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Seema Bhargava Pahwa, Manoj Pahwa, Heeba Shah, Rakesh Chaturvedi, Mayank Pahwa, Vinay Sharma & Manukriti Pahwa.
The event is being supported by G4S, a leading security solutions group in the country. Mr. Ashok Bajpai, MD, G4S India who was present at the occasion, said, “We are happy to associate with organisations such as CanSupport through who we try to reach out to people in need. As a socially responsible corporate we are committed to enhance value creation in the society and in the community in which we operate. Ashok Bajpayi and Rupan Sidhu, Director-Corporate Affairs, G4S were felicitated at the occasion.
“One in three people in the West are suffering or have suffered from cancer,” said Harmala Gupta, the Founder and President of CanSupport. “In our country, unfortunately, people suffering from cancer are often unaware of their exact condition or die without receiving a diagnosis or treatment.” Gupta, a cancer survivor, and CanSupport are active in providing palliative care to cancer patients, a majority of whom, once declared incurable, are left to fend for themselves in their most vulnerable
Founded by Harmala Gupta, a cancer survivor, CanSupport is a not-for- profit registered society that has since 1996 delivered palliative care, free of charge, to thousands of people battling cancer in Delhi and its neighborhood. Its pioneering home care service, delivered by a team of professionals trained in palliative care, is recognized worldwide and has brought much needed medical, nursing and emotional support to the doorstep of people battling with the advanced cancer. Currently there are 25 home care teams reaching beneficiaries homes in Delhi and NCR. They provide home- based care to 1,850 patients battling advanced cancer at any point in time. Majority of the patients are from economically weaker sections of the society.
CanSupport also has a telephone helpline, a Day Care, peer support groups and counseling services. It is at the forefront of training medical professionals, nurses, counselors and caregivers in Delhi and North India. Besides the Annual Foundation Course in Palliative Care, it runs certificate courses in palliative medicine, nursing and counseling. For more details about CanSupport, please visit You may also call the confidential CanSupport helpline for cancer related information, referrals and an empathetic listening ear:
CanSupport Helpline: 011-2671- 1212 (Monday-Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm).
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